January 5, 2015

The Skin You Live In

 Monday Jan 19 at 10:30 and 1:00pm - Ages 6 and up - Take a close look at our wonderful hues -from marshmallow cream to cocoa supreme.Hands on activities include using a globe to locate our ancestors’ homelands, cooking potato skins - to eat, of course, and trying to match skin tones with powders from the kitchen. Ages 6 + $8 per child. No charge for accompanying adults. 10:30 am - 12 noon or 1 - 2:30 pm. Pre-register.

National Kazoo Days

 Sunday, Jan.25-Wednesday, January 28:Get ready for a celebration of minuscule proportions. That’s right. We’re honoring the invention of the kazoo. Also known as a hummophone or merliton, this simple instrument has been used since ancient times in Africa. Traditionally it was made from a cow horn with the shell of a spider egg as the vibrating membrane. The American history of kazoos picks up in the 1840’s when, legend has it, an African-American man by the name of Alabama Vest shared his hand crafted version with a German-American clock maker named Thaddeus von Glegg. By 1914 the tin kazoo was in mass production. The Original American Kazoo Factory, Museum and Gift Shop is still in operation in Eden, New York. Kazoo-making materials and instruction will be on hand at CCM for 4 days, 10 am - 4 pm. Free with admission.

Music All Day Long

Wednesday, Jan. 28 - Hands-on workshop for parents, teachers, and professional child care providers to bring rhythm and melody into everyday activities for young children. Held at CCM 6:30 - 9:30pm. Register through the Arundel Child Care Connection: 410-222-1719 or online at www.arundelccc.org. $33.